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Video game nerds have kinship with Vikings punter Chris Kluwe

Whether it's Madden video football or World of Warcraft online role-playing, Kluwe shares his interest with fans.
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Whether it's Madden video football or World of Warcraft online role-playing, Kluwe shares his interest with fans.

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Kluwe's struggles prompt Vikings to bring in punter for a workout

Chris Kluwe ranks 26th in the league with a gross average of 43.8 yards per punt season, and according to a Fox Sports report the Vikings brought in former Colts punter Brian Stahovich for a workout on Tuesday. No word from Winter Park whether the team is seriously interested in replacing Kluwe, or simply trying to send a message.

A look at the life of Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe's mother said he could have cured cancer. Instead, he is a punter for the Minnesota Vikings. He plays a sport that he doesn't even like that much. In his spare time, which he has a lot of, he plays video games, belongs to a band, and gets into trouble on Twitter.

Vikings' Kluwe says activism not a distraction

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe had a rough game last week, including a botched 20-yard kick, and the team brought in another punter for a tryout. Kluwe said he understands that, but he denies that his political activism takes his mind off the game, the Pioneer Press reports. "Why don't you worry more about a children's game than basic human rights?" Kluwe said. "Yeah, I'm generally going to go with basic human rights."

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